Funky Universal Friend - Pinot Grigio Must | Modern Times Beer

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3.87/5
Very Good
15 Ratings
Funky Universal Friend - Pinot Grigio MustFunky Universal Friend - Pinot Grigio Must
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brewmastercat on 10-25-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of darktronica
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Late 2015 release. Given the quantity of grape must added, Universal Friend pushes the limits of what can reasonably be called a saison and rated to style. It's much sweeter than traditional saisons, and this is also helped along by the wine barrel ageing. I can't penalize it for that, though, because the end result is fantastic.

It pours more like a lightly-carbonated cider, with no foam retention and a cider-like color and viscosity. The pinot grigio is quite strong, with appealing fruit and mineral qualities, but the base ale adds some balancing straw, mandarin, and very light brett funk.

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Photo of AngEo
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 3-Ball
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Michael T. Thank you.

Bright yellow body, moderate haze, small white head. Lovely aroma with white grape, vanilla, oak, wine, lime, kiwi. Mild sweetness. Ample wine character throughout. Mineral water and earthy character. Tasty.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours a hazy straw color with a white head. Definitely pick up the grape must in the nose. Beer is slightly tart in a pleasant way.

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redgoatman
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funky Universal Friend - Pinot Grigio Must from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 15 ratings